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Adult Care Worker
Level 2 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

Adult care is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. You need to have a caring nature, and a desire to give the best care possible to those you are responsible for. There are many types of settings you can work in as an Adult Care apprentice including residential environments for older people, day-care centres for those with learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities, or even helping to rehabilitate ex-offenders.

Typical roles that this apprenticeship will support are:

Care Assistant
Care Worker
Personal Assistant
Shared Lives Carer

Support Worker
Mental Health Outreach Worker
Rehabilitation Worker
Housing Support Officer

Diploma in Care. Level 2

12 months

City & Guilds

What will you learn?

Whichever route you take, if you have the right attitude, you can go far in this industry.

This apprenticeship is ideal for anyone looking to take their first steps into healthcare support for adults across a range of healthcare settings. You will be trained to deliver essential care to each person, be this in their own home, residential or nursing home, or clinical type setting.

How will you learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources you will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time information so that you will always know where you’re at in your learner journey.

This apprenticeship will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

Knowledge

  • The importance of having the right values and behaviours
  • Clear communication
  • Safeguarding
  • Champion health and well-being of individuals
  • Colleagues

Skills

  • treating people with respect and dignity
  • honouring human rights
  • communicating clearly and responsibly
  • supporting individuals to remain safe from harm
  • promoting health and wellbeing for the individuals you support

Behaviours

  • Caring consistently – making a positive difference to people’s lives
  • delivering care with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect
  • doing the right thing and speaking up if individuals are at risk
  • communicating to enable successful, caring relationships and effective team-working
  • Applying knowledge and skills to provide high-quality care and support; commitment – improving the lives of people who need care and support

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Your pathway to success

The health and social care sector is essential in the UK, especially with factors including longer lifespan, better treatment and expectations of care delivery always rising. The Adult Care Worker apprenticeship will teach you the skills to begin a long and successful career in this industry. There is always room for growth and continuous development in this industry, so you can move up but undertaking a higher level Adult Care apprenticeship programme, or a Care leadership programme to progress your career.

If you’re interested in starting your Adult Care career with Paragon Skills, we can help you get there. Get in touch today!

FAQs

Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545

Sunrise Healthcare

Paragon Skills work closely with us every step of the way. They really understood our operational and people development requirements, they listened to us and gave practical advice and suggestions during every stage of the design implementation process.

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 2 apprenticeship

    Adult care is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. You need to have a caring nature, and a desire to give the best care possible to those you are responsible for.

    There are many types of settings you can work in as an Adult Care apprentice including residential environments for older people, day-care centres for those with learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities, or even helping to rehabilitate ex-offenders.

    Diploma in Care Level 2
    12 months City & Guilds
  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    Adult care is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. You need to have a caring nature, and a desire to give the best care possible to those you are responsible for.

    As a Lead Adult Care Worker, you will be given the skills and knowledge to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.

    Diploma in Care Level 3
    12 months City & Guilds
  • Level 4 apprenticeship

    Adult care is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. You need to have a caring nature, and a desire to give the best care possible to those you are responsible for.

    You will gain a greater depth of knowledge and expertise of particular conditions being experienced by the user of services. you will have specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibilities which will allowing you to lead in areas. You will learn to be a coach and mentor to others and will have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery.

    Diploma in Care Level 4
    18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 5 apprenticeship

    You will learn how to guide and inspire your team to make a positive difference each service users’ life whether they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.

    You will lead your care team, and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. Depending on the setting you may also be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.

    Diploma in Care Level 5
    18 months City & Guilds
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